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NCAT’s Annual Electronics Recycling Event

NCAT’s Annual Electronics Recycling Event

On Tuesday August 24th from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

NCAT will host its annual electronics recycling event. It will be held in the parking lot on the north side of our building, located at 3040 Continental Drive in Butte. Please enter on the north side by the fence and exit onto Bayard Street. There will not be any through traffic around the NCAT building due to construction. [mapX link icon]

Also, as in previous years, no CRT TV’s or Monitors will be accepted. A few additional items we cannot accept, include, alkaline batteries, air conditioners, fans, space heaters, vacuums, exercise equipment, and major appliances. For more information about items we cannot take, refer to the detailed item list below or call: (406) 494-4572.

Detailed Recycling Guide (May 2021)

 

Item

Cost

Item

Cost

15″ or Smaller CRT Monitors Not Accepted MP3 Player Free
17″ CRT Monitors Not Accepted Major Appliances Not Accepted
19″ or Larger CRT Monitors Not Accepted Media Drives Free
Air Conditioners Not Accepted Microwave Ovens Free
Alarm Clocks/Clock Radios Free Modems (Cable & Standard) Free
Answering Machines Free Monitors, CRT type (15″ or smaller) Not Accepted
Appliances – Large Not Accepted Monitors, CRT type (17″) Not Accepted
Appliances – Small (Kitchen or Bathroom) Free Monitors, CRT type (19″ or smaller) Not Accepted
Bathroom Appliances Not Accepted Mouse Free
Batteries Not Accepted Movie/Slide Projectors Free
Big Screen TV’s (Projection) Not Accepted Paper Shredders Free
Boomboxes Free PC’s Free
Cables & Cords Free PDA’s Free
Cable Boxes/Satellite Receivers Free Pocket Calculator Free
Calculators Free Personal Music Player Free
Calculators (Pocket) Free Power Strips Free
Camera Free Powered Subwoofers Free
Car Batteries Free Printer (Dot Matrix) Free
Car Stereos Free Printer (Laser) Free
CD Players Free Printer (Inkjet) Free
Cell Phones (including battery & charger) Free Projector (Movie/Slide) Free
Clock Radios Free Projection TV’s Not Accepted
Computer Speakers (per pair) Free Rechargable Batteries Free
Computer Tower (CPU) Free Record Player/Turntable Free
Console TV’s Not Accepted Routers Free
Copier Combos (Scan/Print/Copy) Free Satellite Dish, Receiver Free
Cords & Cables Free Scan/Fax/Copy/Print Combo Free
Cordless Telephones Free Scanners Free
Data Switches Free Servers Free
Desktop Copiers Free Smoke Detectors Not Accepted
Drives (CD Rom, Floppy etc.) Free Speakers, Computer (per pair) Free
Dot Matrix Printers Free Speakers, Stereo (per pair) Free
DSS Satellite Dishes Free Stereo/Home Receivers Free
DVD Players Free Subwoofers Free
Fax Machines Free Surge Suppressor Free
Flatscreen Monitors Free Telephones (Desktop/Wall/Cordless) Free
Flatscreen TV’s (any size) Free Toner Cartridge Free
Flourescent Tubes/Light Bulbs Not Accepted Trackballs Free
Gamepads Free Turntables/Record Players Free
Home Stereo Speakers (per pair) Free TV (Small portable) Not Accepted
Home Stereos Free TV (Big Screen) Not Accepted
Household Batteries Not Accepted TV (Flatscreen, any size) Free
Hubs Free TV (Projection) Not Accepted
Ink & Toner Cartridges Free TV (19″) Not Accepted
Inkjet Printers Free TV (25′-27″) Not Accepted
Joysticks Free TV’s (32″-36″) Not Accepted
Keyboards Free Typewriters Free
Kitchen Appliance (Small) Free UPS Power Supplies Free
Laptop Computers Free Vacuum Cleaners Not Accepted
Laptop Docking Stations Free VCR/DVD Player Combos Free
Laser Printers Free VCR’s Free
Light Bulbs/Ballasts Not Accepted Video Cameras Free
Loose Circuit Boards Free Video Gaming System Free

 

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